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Samba Room - Closed

350 E. Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 | Fort Lauderdale | 954-468-2000

Location Description:

Ignore the jerk chicken skewers and you've got yourself a fairly interesting pan-Latin eatery. It's owned by the folks who run T.G.I. Friday's, but ironically it's not nearly as efficient. Regardless, this burgeoning chain caters to the Latin palate with imagination and flair, serving dishes such as arepas with queso blanco and shredded beef, ropa vieja sandwiches, fried Brazilian calamari, and recado-rubbed roast chicken with rum-vanilla mashed boniatos (white sweet potatoes).

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  • Cuisine(s): Central American
  • Hours: Sun 5pm-10pm, Mon-Thu 11:30am-11pm, Fri 11:30am-12am, Sat 5pm-12am
  • Price: $$, $$$
  • Serving: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Accepted, Recommended
  • Parking: Lot Available, Valet
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards, Diners Club, cash
  • Attire: casual dressy
  • Features: Banquet Facilities, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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